Here’s a rundown of what happened at Tuesday’s Bulloch County Commission meeting.
Invocation and Pledge
Approval of General Agenda
The consent agenda items below were all approved unanimously in a single vote.
Motion to approve bid from Shea Tractor for purchase of a Compact Excavator
Sealed bids were accepted for the purchase of a Compact Excavator for Recreation Parks and Grounds division. The low bid received was from Shea Tractor in the amount of $48,500. Bid tabulation attached. The compact excavator will be used to repair irrigation leaks, install drainage on athletic fields, and grading of numerous projects. This purchase is budgeted in the FY23 CIP schedule – Project ID PARK07. Approval of this purchase is recommended.
Approve LOA with 258th Air Traffic Control Squadron
The 258th Air Traffic Control Squadron wishes to install a temporary tower operations at Statesboro Bulloch County Airport in order to perform live emergency response operations from June 8th to June 13th 2023.
Motion to Approve the Purchase of One Truckload of Polymer Coated and Aluminized Pipe from Cherokee Culvert Company, Inc in the Amount of $22,619.62.
Motion to accept proposal from Coca-Cola to provide beverages for resell at Recreation Concessions (Athletics, Splash in the Boro & Ag Complex)
A Request for Proposal was sent out to beverage vendors in February 2023. Coca-Cola was the only vendor to respond.
Coca-Cola has been the beverage vendor for Mill Creek concessions since it’s opening in 1993. They have also provided beverages for Splash in the Boro and the Agricultural Complex since their openings. Coca-Cola has always provided excellent product and service.
This proposal will allow us to continue to serve Coca-Cola products, and to receive $27,000 in monetary sponsorships during FY23 and FY24. We will also receive $1,000 of in-kind product donations for events. This is an increase of $2,300 from the previous proposal, as well as an increase in products for commission in our vending machines.
Coca-Cola has also provided us with the opportunity to have customizable signage made to be placed at our facility at no additional cost to us.
The agreement would be in effect for an initial term beginning April 7, 2023, and ending on April 6, 2024. After the initial term, the agreement may be renewed for up to two (2) successive one (1) year periods. (April 7, 2023 through April 6, 2026 – including each renewal term).
Approval of this agreement was recommended by staff.
Resolution Approving Certain Agreements in the National Opioid Litigation
County Attorney gave an update on the State of Georgia’s lawsuit against CVS, Walgreens and Wal-Mart related to opioid distribution. The amount that will reach Bulloch County is still unclear, but the county’s approval of the resolution to move to the next step is required. It passed unanimously.
Motion to Approve the Recognition of Public Works as First Responders in Bulloch County.
The county employees asked for the county to designate public works employees as ‘First Responders’ due to their
involvement in emergency response situations and assistance provided to LE, Fire and EMS. The county employees also said it would boost morale.
Public Safety Director Ted Wynn also dressed commissioners and added that he whole heartedly supported the move as public works individuals are often ‘the first in and the last out.’
Commissioner Roy Thompson thanked the employees for bringing the idea to their attention.
A motion was made and approved unanimously.
No one was present to address commissioners.
Commission and Staff Comments
County Engineer Brad Deal addressed commissioners to give an update on a handful of dirt road projects going on around the county.
Executive Session (Personnel and Potential Litigation)
Commissioners voted to go into executive session at 9:00 a.m.
Work Session - Budget